LibriVox recording of Arisophanes, by Lysistrata. Read by a group of college students First performed in classical Athens c. 411 B.C.E., Aristophanes’
“Lysistrata” is the original battle of the sexes. One woman, Lysistrata,
brings together the women of all Greece, exhorting them to withhold
sexual contact from all men in order that they negotiate a treaty.
Double entendres abound as men of Greece attempt to keep Lysistrata and
her prurient gang from putting an end to the Peloponnesian war. Notably
risqué, this comic drama sheds light on gender relations in ancient
Translator is not named, but Jack Lindsay is commentator and Norman Lindsay is the illustrator.
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